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"We will have to give everything for the three points!"

Julian Nagelsmann speaks to the press ahead of Saturday's away game at Fortuna Düsseldorf | Tyler Adams could be in the matchday sqaud

One last push before Christmas! The Bulls' next game against Fortuna Düsseldorf kicks off the last week of football in 2019, with three Bundesliga games in eight days.

Head coach Julian Nagelsmann spoke to the press before the game and dicussed the strengths and weaknesses of his next opponents, as well as his conclusions from the Lyon game.

Julian Nagelsmann on…

… Fortuna Düsseldorf:

"We're expecting a tough battle against Fortuna because that's how they play. We need to take on the challenge and we're capabale of coming out on top. But, we've been warned: we're facing a difficult side who can hurt us. In Rouwen Hennings, Düsseldorf have an extremely effective striker, who knows how to score. Overall, they have the best chance conversion rate in the league. Our defence needs to be rock solid and we will have to go to our limits to secure the three points."
 

… the Lyon match:

"I wasn't pleased with our running off the ball. We were too slow getting forward in the second half. We've been more active in other games and that's how we want to be on Saturday. I had some critical words for the boys after the game that were intended to help them improve. The most important thing is always that our structure remains stable."
 

… travel fatigue:

"Our return journey from Lyon was delayed a bit. Of course, that's always tiring. Nevertheless, everyone will be fit and ready for kick-off on Saturday."
 

… the season so far:

"We're delighted with how well it's going. We've layed some good foundations that we want to build on. We're performing well in all competitions and I'm pleased with our results."

+++ Team News +++

 

  • Tyler Adams is an option to face Düsseldorf.

Julian Nagelsmann:

Tyler is looking good in training. If the medical staff give him the all clear then there's a good chance he will make his comeback appearance before the end of the year."

  • Willi Orban, Ibrahima Konaté and Kevin Kampl remain sidelined by long-term injuries.

It's Christmas time!

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